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Matt and Laura Parker, 2000 graduates of Appalachian State University, run The Exodus Road, a nonprofit that helps find and free slaves. Photo by Ariel Oliver

Thwarting Human Traffickers
Jul 24, 2017

About a year ago, a nightmarish text flashed on the screen of Matt Parker’s smartphone.

“Please help me,” the message read. “I’ve been trafficked.”

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Saving the Bees

Saving the bees
Jul 19, 2017

Appalachian student and faculty researchers seek to recover declining honeybee population. Consider this fact from the U.S. Department of Agriculture: More than $15 billion in U.S.

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PHOTOGRAPH BY ROBERT CLARK, NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC CREATIVE

'Mountain of God' Volcano Preparing to Erupt
Jul 19, 2017

An active volcano in northeastern Tanzania known to the Maasai as the “Mountain of God” has been quietly rumbling—and it is showing signs that an eruption is imminent.

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Holocaust survivor Ralph Preiss appears in this January 1939 photograph taken in Paris. He will speak during the 16th Annual Summer Symposium “Remembering the Holocaust” Aug. 5-10.

Summer Symposium Aug. 5-10 will focus on global history and complex connections in remembering the Holocaust and crises today
Jul 17, 2017

The 16th Annual Martin and Doris Rosen Summer Symposium on “Remembering the Holocaust” will be held Aug. 5-10 at the Marriott Hotel in Boone, near the Appalachian State University campus. 

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Lucy Baron, a 2017 graduate of Appalachian State University, will present a poster on a water purification system at the 2017 Appalachian Energy Summit. Photo by Elliot Baron

2017 Appalachian Energy Summit provides students opportunities to network, exchange ideas and promote their work
Jul 17, 2017

The sixth Appalachian Energy Summit will take place July 10-12 at Appalachian State University, focusing on a theme called “Perspectives: Policy & Practice.” More than 500 people are expected to

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Appalachian State University student Annie Pharr of Tuxedo, who is majoring in recreation management and sociology, received a scholarship from the USA Cycling Foundation. Photo by Yates Pharr

Appalachian student receives scholarship from the USA Cycling Foundation, engages community in biking
Jul 14, 2017

An Appalachian State University student who helped organize the first women’s cycling event in the Boone area in the summer of 2016 has been awarded the women’s Joshua Kuck Memorial Scholarship from the USA Cycling Foundation.

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Jabari Moore Mint Hill, North Carolina

Meet the 2017 Wilson Scholars
Jul 12, 2017

Among the six new Wilson Scholars at Appalachian State University this year are a published author, the founder of a non-profit charity and an advocate for women’s empowerment. One recipient has worked to relieve hunger in his community.

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Team Sunergy celebrates a second place finish during the 2017 Formula Sun Grand Prix.

Runnin’ on Shine
Jul 10, 2017

Many Americans celebrate the Fourth of July holiday with fireworks and fun in the sun. At Appalachian State University, a team of students are putting the sun to work over the holiday – to power a race car.

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Fleming Scholar Jordan Moore of Indian Trail, who plans to major in chemistry.

Appalachian awards four Fleming Scholarships for 2017-18
Jul 6, 2017

Four first-year students at Appalachian State University have been awarded Fleming Scholarships for the 2017-18 academic year.

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Campus Open Call for Teaching Fellowships in conjunction with Black Mountain College Semester Project
Jul 5, 2017

The Center for Appalachian Studies at Appalachian State University will host a campus-wide Black Mountain College Semester (BMCS) project for the spring semester of 2018.

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Department of Mathematical Sciences hosts workshop on Sustainable Energy Consumption
Jul 5, 2017

BOONE, N.C.—During the month of June, the Department of Mathematical Sciences in the College of Arts and Sciences at Appalachian State University welcomed faculty from around the world to Reconnect, a conference designed to evaluate mathematical and computational tools for energy efficienc

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On July 10, Gina McCarthy will deliver a keynote address during the 2017 Appalachian Energy Summit at Appalachian State University. Photo courtesy of APB Speakers

EPA head and urban revitalization strategist to deliver keynote addresses at Appalachian’s 2017 Appalachian Energy Summit, July 10 and 11
Jun 30, 2017

BOONE, N.C.—Gina McCarthy, the former head of the EPA, and Majora Carter, an urban revitalization strategist who hosts “The Promised Land,” a Peabody Award-winning public radio series, will deliver keynote addresses during the Appalachian Energy Summit at Appalachian State Univ

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Appalachian State University Diversity Scholar Megan Busse of Troutman, who plans to major in industrial design. Photo by Riley Hutchinson

Appalachian awards 10 students Diversity Scholarships for 2017-18
Jun 29, 2017

BOONE, N.C.—Ten first-year students at Appalachian State University have been awarded Diversity Scholarships for the 2017-18 academic year.

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